Keydet Wrestling Hosts Appalachian State Sunday
Courtesy: VMI Communications and Marketing

Keydet Wrestling Hosts Appalachian State Sunday

LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI wrestling squad faces a tough test Sunday, hosting Appalachian State at 1 p.m. in Cormack Hall for a Southern Conference match. The Mountaineers have won the last three SoCon team titles.

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The Keydets are coming off a successful road trip to Pennsylvania, competing at the Lock Haven Classic on December 29. Neal Richards won the individual title at 174 pounds, Chris Beck (197) and Tre Momon (285) took second in their weight classes, and Hunter Starner was third at 133.

Appalachian State opened conference action Tuesday with a 39-10 win at home against Gardner-Webb University. The Mountaineers scored four pins and led 24-0 to start the match. VMI is 1-0 in conference action as well, besting Davidson College 29-13 in early December.

The two teams have combined to earn five SoCon Wrestler of the Week Awards in 10 weeks:

Nov. 14       Angel Najar, Appalachian State

Nov. 27       Randall Diabe, Appalachian State

Dec. 12       Neal Richards, VMI

Dec. 19       Michael Elliott, Appalachian State

Jan. 2         Randall Diabe, Appalachian State


Probable lineups:


125 Clifton Conway/Derek Shockey 

133 Hunter Starner 

141 Dom Gallo

149 Zach Schmitt 

157 Darren Ostrander 

165 Luke Nicksic 

174 Neal Richards 

184 Max Gallahan/Ben Wagner

197 Chris Beck 

285 Tre Momon 

Appalachian State

125 De'Andre Swinson-Barr

133 Codi Russell

141 Irvin Enriquez

149 Matt Zovistoski

157 Angel Najar

165 Michael Elliott

174 Joe Accousti

184 Alan Clothier

197 Randall Diabe

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